Cultural Playing Field

Meeting the new Arts Council of Wales Chief Executive by Robin Simpson
December 5, 2008, 3:13 pm
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Today I have been at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff to meet Nick Capaldi, the new Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales. Nick knows the Voluntary Arts Network well from his time as Executive Director of Arts Council England, South West. I first met him at The British Federation of Festivals conference in Bristol in 1997 when, as Music Officer of South West Arts, he shared a platform with the VAN Chief Executive, Roger Fox. Nick has always been sympathetic to the needs of the voluntary arts and it was very encouraging to find him prepared to set aside time, early in his new job at ACW, to talk to us about Voluntary Arts Wales and how we can work together to promote participation in the arts and crafts. We covered a wide range of topics including the need to map the voluntary arts sector in Wales, how we might work more strategically with umbrella bodies and the role of the arts within the wider voluntary sector.

Robin Simpson. 


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